About


CLEO - Central Lake Experiences and Opportunities  is a common promise to strive for the best for Central Lake's young children and their families.


CLEO was developed by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation as a framework and model within which the Community Foundation could make decisions about grantmaking and stewardship of their Cleo M. Purdy Endowment.

CLEO also serves a community-based, comprehensive model for early experiences and opportunities and includes many community partners providing experiences, opportunities, and resources for the benefit of young children and families in Central Lake.


Learn more about CLEO, including values, key elements, and goals.

Learn more about the Community Foundation's Cleo M. Purdy Endowment.

Learn more about Cleo M. Purdy.